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Jacktown


Published 1962


A young man is charged with statutory rape.


Run time 57 minutes 58 seconds
Production Company Pictorial International Productions
Audio/Visual sound, black & white

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Reviewer: tbragg - favorite - February 26, 2017
Subject: Too amateurish to watch
There's a good movie lurking in this one, about a kid sent to prison for statutory rape. But the direction, acting, and fight choreography (ha!) are too poorly executed to take any of it seriously. And it's too dull to be funny.
Reviewer: doowopbob - favorite - October 15, 2010
Subject: ..Oh Man..It's The...
....Holy Grail Of Bad Movies..Fall On Floor Dialog...Bad Local Actors..Patty McCormick Was Spot On In "The Bad Seed".1956..Here In Her 11th. Film (She Was 17)Her Career Went Mostly Downhill ..To Her Credit She Kept Working In B Movie Secondary Roles & TV...As A Single Mother Of Two,(Married Once For 6 Years) She Worked Hard For The Money..!..And Did It Her Way..!..Glad Your Around To Clean Up The Poop..!
Reviewer: kareneliot - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 29, 2010
Subject: How about an actual review of this film!?
Someone had to watch this and give it a review based on content, so I elected myself to do it even though I thought it was going to be the absolute PITS... and I was surprised at how engaging this little movie turned out to be.

Frankie and Vince are small-time hoods. Frankie hooks up with a 15 year old minor and gets sent to jail, he didn't "rape" her, she was consenting - just under-aged.

Vince is a Jerk, with a capital J and he gets what's coming to him.

The movie is mostly about Frankie's time in prison and his involvement with a girl (I want to tell you more about her, but I don't want it to be a spoiler) he meets while working his prison job and the kindly warden.

I know there's a name for these kinds of films, like docudrama, or sexploitation or something like that... where the narrator tells a sensational, titillating story to try to get the youth of the day to conform and fall in line.

Granted, this is an awful "B" movie, but it was pretty darn good for what it was. It really kept my interest and I couldn't wait to find out what happened to him.

I was a little disappointed in the ending, because life just doesn't happen like that.
Reviewer: Monkey_catcher - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 9, 2010
Subject: "bob" the doowop monkey
Who keeps unlocking that monkey's cage? And now it thinks that it is a judge of dialog. Let's compare.



=== Jacktown ===

Frankie [seeing his cell for the first time]: Hey, Guard! I haven't got a toilet seat.
Guard: You haven't? Well, I'll order you one. Any special color?
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Older, bigger, meaner convict: Now get this straight, punk. When I ask you for cigarettes, you give 'em to me.
Frankie: Yeah? Why?
Convict: Why? Because I'm protecting you from these other cons. They don't like rape artists.

(Sounds like pretty fair dialog to me.)


=== "bob" ===

doowop monkey: As A Single Mother Of Two,(Married Once For 6 Years) She Worked Hard For The Money..!..And Did It Her Way..!

(Apparently it's customary among monkeys to capitalize every word.)



Score: Jacktown 1; doowop monkey 0
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